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FIU players on preseason All-Conference USA Football Team

Florida International University seniors Michael Montero and Jonnu Smith and junior Anthony Wint have been named to the 2016 preseason All-Conference USA Football Team, as chosen by the league's 13 head coaches.

Overtown Music & Arts Festival: Year V

Customarily when the general public attends a concert or an art show there’s usually a hefty price tag associated with it. But this weekend in Overtown there’s going to be a free art show and concert with several Grammy recognized ...

"Straight Outta Oz" to South Florida

YouTube sensation Todrick Hall is headed to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts July 27 with the “Straight Outta Oz” tour, which promises to be one magical journey. Hall invites the world into his life using “The Wizard of ...

For the love of GOOD food

We all know that love and food go hand and hand. For some, food is romantic, a way to someone’s heart. For others, cooking is the purest form of expression because it is something that is consumed everyday. For many, ...

The Social Whirl

Members of Beta Tau Zeta chapter, from Miami who were in attendance last week at the 96th National Grand Boule’ of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority in Orlando included:

‘The Education of Kevin Powell’ a powerful true story

You never knew what you didn’t have. There were times in your childhood when cereal was supper because there was nothing else. When birthday toys seemed gently pre-loved, hand-me-downs were new to you, and you were none the wiser. Your ...

The ‘Power’ of Naturi Naughton

Naturi Naughton's career has spanned 15 years and through many high and low periods, one thing has remained constant, true talent has staying power. The leading lady of the hit Starz original series “Power,” has grown up in front of ...

Carla Hall renews the business of soul food

Partly by design, partly by accident, TV chef Carla Hall is becoming the new face of soul food. Hall launched her first Southern Kitchen in Brooklyn last month. This new venture features the chef’s version of her hometown signature dish, ...

Fire Jesse Williams?

Maybe you want Jesse Williams fired from "Grey's Anatomy," or maybe you don't — either way, there's a petition for you. The fiery acceptance speech Williams gave at the BET Awards late last month has led to a call on ...

FAMU alumna becomes national singing sensation

Star Swain recalls a 1999 band rehearsal where former Band Director Julian White, Ph.D. asked if anyone could sing and lead the Marching “100” performance of the hit gospel song “Order My Steps.” “I remember him saying, ‘This may sound ...

‘The Gilded Years’ truly a worthy read

Always be true to yourself. It sounds like a poster, a meme, or advice that’s always been in the background of your life. Putting on airs, pretending to be someone you’re not, keeping up the ruse, it’s harder than it ...

‘Olympic Pride, American Prejudice’

The 2016 Olympics are less than one month away, and as all eyes turn to Brazil to see the world’s best athletes compete against each other, we look at how far African American men and women have come. But we ...

‘We Are Charleston’ looks back on tragedy, massacre

The Word is what you crave. It’s where you find your comfort, strength, the peace you need to get through the day. Reading it is like hearing God’s voice; studying it is feeling His power, and in the new book ...

The Social Whirl

Johnnie Mae Kerr, March for Babies Chairlady for Beta Tau Zeta Chapter, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Southeastern Region, has been campaigning 20 years for the March of Dimes, and has been chairlady of the March for Babies for 7 ...

Tropical Park boxing gym honors late legend

One Miami-Dade County park is paying tribute to Muhammad Ali, the late three-time heavy-weight boxing champion. The Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Dept. and County Commissioner Javier D. Souto will join members of the local boxing community to rename Tropical ...